Elon Musk's SpaceX rocket lights up California sky.

Elon Musk's SpaceX company has successfully launched a satellite into space from California - wowing social media users in the process.
The Falcon 9 rocket took Argentine satellite SAOCOM 1A into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base, on the coast northwest of Los Angeles.
Residents shared photos of the launch, which lit up the skies over the state.

The rocket's first - and reusable - stage landed successfully, marking the first West Coast landing for a booster.
Taking off at about 19:21 local time (02:21 GMT), the first stage of the rocket returned safely to the air base about eight minutes later.

Californians posted videos and photos of the skies after the successful take-off, including Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti.
SpaceX has developed reusable rockets in a bid to save costs and attract business.
While the company says this is the 30th landing of a booster, this is the first land touchdown on the West Coast - the rest have happened on land in Florida and from platforms out at sea.

Argentina's satellite will reportedly track natural disasters, crop yields and soil-moisture levels from 385 miles (620km) above the earth.
SpaceX rocket launch captivates Californians as it lights up the evening sky.

Rocket launches are always guaranteed to make people look up to the sky in awe, but the latest SpaceX liftoff might have just raised the bar for a long time.
Elon Musk's company on Sunday successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket into the evening California sky, prompting locals to post pictures and videos of the spectacular light show on social media.
The rocket delivered the Argentine satellite SAOCOM 1A into orbit about 12 minutes after liftoff from Vandenberg Air Force Base, 160 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

SpaceX rocket launch captivates Californians as it lights up the evening sky.

By Gianluca Mezzofiore, CNN

Updated 1933 GMT (0333 HKT) October 8, 2018
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Rocket launches are always guaranteed to make people look up to the sky in awe, but the latest SpaceX liftoff might have just raised the bar for a long time.
Elon Musk's company on Sunday successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket into the evening California sky, prompting locals to post pictures and videos of the spectacular light show on social media

The rocket delivered the Argentine satellite SAOCOM 1A into orbit about 12 minutes after liftoff from Vandenberg Air Force Base, 160 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

In a first for SpaceX in the West Coast, Falcon 9's first stage returned to the base, where it landed safely about eight minutes after takeoff.

Pictures clearly show the Falcon 9 rocket separating from the spacecraft behind the rocket trail. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was one of the many Californians posting stunning videos and photos of the rocket as it lit up the evening skies over the West Coast.

Elon Musk's SpaceX company has successfully launched a satellite into space, wowing residents of California in the process.

The Falcon 9 rocket - which took an Argentine satellite into orbit - launched at 7:21pm (local time) northwest of Los Angeles

Elon Musk’s SpaceX pulled off the first West Coast launch and landing of its reusable Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday night, lighting up the skies of California.

The rocket, carrying an Argentinian satellite, blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, near Santa Barbara, around 7:20 p.m. Sunday, and landed on a concrete pad at the base about 15 minutes later. All previous Falcon 9 launches had been from Cape Canaveral, Fla

Musk had tweeted a warning Saturday to residents of Southern and Central California: “Sonic boom warning. This won’t be subtle.”

Rocket launches are always guaranteed to make people look up to the sky in awe, but the latest SpaceX liftoff might have just raised the bar for a long time.
Elon Musk's company on Sunday successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket into the evening California sky, prompting locals to post pictures and videos of the spectacular light show on social media.